Archive - January 2013

How to Make a Pinto Bean Wreath

[Disclaimer: April has been very busy being a mother to 5 intelligent, rambunctious, and vocal children and one cute, but demanding baby. But April, being April, could not help but do all sorts of amazing projects as well as being...

Zion

“Zion” has several different meanings: 1) a hill by Jerusalem (sometimes Jerusalem), 2) a religious reference to a holy place, and 3) the name of a national park in southern Utah. A couple of weekends ago, the family got out of...

Twin Outfits

This may have been mentioned before, but after April had Buddy, she started telling everyone that she wanted twins because they are 2 for 1 – two kids, one pregnancy. No one in the family or extended family has twins, so we told her...

Oh, Brother!

As the youngest, Squash has had to suffer through many siblings falling in love, but it doesn’t change how annoying that can be…

The Name Game

We used to play a lot of games as a family when we got together – board games, card games, etc. But as April and Paula kept adding children to the mix, the number of games went down. It was too hard with small babies who needed constant...

Summer Memories – Humming Birds

While a winter storm billows and blows outside, I thought I’d go through some of my old summer photos. Last summer a pair of humming birds created their nest on a small branch in the tree off our front porch. Every once in a while...

Under Cabinet Waterproofing Using Peel-&-Stick Tiles

I titled this post as Under Cabinet Waterproofing, but I realize that when water wants to destroy something, there is little we mere humans can do to stand in its way.  But with that in mind, I recently saw a pin on Pinterest showing...

Real Human Food…The Joy of Graham Crackers

I am pretty sure I look something like this when I eat graham crackers. There’s something about their grainy, sweet, crunchy-ness that turns on the Cookie Monster inside of me. I’m talking about the real Cookie Monster from...

Happy New Year 2013 Everyone!

Last year was great with some great ups and a few downs as normal life goes.  Our family tradition is to count down to midnight, then go out on the porch with pots and pans and bang out the old year and ring in the new year as loudly as...